Agile organizations have fluid structures designed to respond more quickly to the changing needs of the marketplace, customers and employees.
Traditional companies work using a hierarchical model. Executives make decisions, and instructions are passed down through the organization. By contrast, agile organizations have fewer management levels and encourage collaboration and communication between teams.
Furthermore, workers tend to have more autonomy. They can make decisions within certain guidelines without getting approval further up the line.
Simply put, agile organizations have processes, tools, and technology in place so they can pivot in response to changing needs.